The eKub has been developed as part of the EnabEl (Enabling Aircraft Electrification) programme
A Sherwood Kub powered by an electric motor made its first flight last month. Built by The Light Aircraft Company (TLAC) at Little Snoring, Norfolk and flown by Cranfield University Associate Professor of Aviation Guy Gratton, the single-seater is the result of two years of work on the EnabEl (Enabling Aircraft Electrification) programme. Called the Sherwood eKub, it made two flights on the same day for a total of thirty-two minutes airborne, attaining a top speed of 70kt and a maximum altitude of 2,000ft. A second electric aircraft in the EnabEl programme, a SkyRanger Nynja, is being built by Sywell-based Flylight.